Friday, November 12, 2010

One Single Mother Empowers Many

Single mothers are increasingly becoming the face of the modern family. According to Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2007, released by the U.S. Census Bureau in November, 2009, there are approximately 13.7 million single parents in the United States today, and those parents are responsible for raising 21.8 million children (approximately 26% of children under 21 in the U.S. today).

Recently, the long-running cable access program, “The Lenny Matthews Show,” taped in New York City featured a new voice and a new hope of encouragement for single mothers in Feona Sharhran Huff. Feona, writes the blog, “Living the Solo Mommy Life” ( and maintains a rigorous schedule. She operates a full-service communications firm with an event planning arm, writes children’s books, conducts youth workshops and teaches all while raising her two talented children in Brooklyn, New York, “solo.” In her blog, Feona writes her daily discoveries, learned lessons and tips on balancing life. Feona’s blog is sometimes comical, sometimes tear-jerking but always empowering.

Feona studied journalism at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia and had the dreams of many young women that included marriage to her childhood sweetheart, living in a big house, raising children and travelling with her family. However, not all of those dreams became her reality. Feona has made strides to turn her life’s journey into an empowerment platform, rather than a pity party.

Even though Feona has turned what could be seen like tragedy into triumph, her journey has not been without struggle. She says, her greatest challenge is not feeling like there is enough time to do all the things she needs to do. Achieving life balance is a daily goal. Feona sites knowing that her children love and support her as her greatest reward. “My children are my greatest joy and the best thing that has happened to me,” she says.

Feel free to contact Feona at (347) 386-9206,

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

LMS Show: Kristen and Lenny interviewing "The Cake Lady" (unedited)

Lenny Matthews invited me to co-host his long running cable access show. This is our interview of Renee the neighborhood "Cake Lady," at Sister's Bookstore.